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BIOVECTRA
BIOVECTRA employees present a donation to the Canadian Mental Health Association  

Recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2022) and Atlantic Canada's Top Employers (2022):

Here are some of the reasons why BIOVECTRA was selected as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2022) and Atlantic Canada's Top Employers (2022):

  • BIOVECTRA offers a range of financial benefits, from year-end bonuses to a defined contribution pension plan, to referral bonuses for employees who recruit candidates from their personal networks (to $1,000)
  • As part of the organization's health plan, BIOVECTRA employees receive a health spending account of up to $400 per year as well as a separate wellness spending account of up to $250 per year -- and unlimited coverage for mental health practitioners
  • BIOVECTRA recently introduced maternity leave top-up for new mothers (to 85 per cent of salary for up to 15 weeks) as well as parental leave top-up for fathers and adoptive parents (to 85 per cent of salary for up to 5 weeks)
Employees at BIOVECTRA take part in Pink Shirt Day   (Photo credit: Jayne Quinn)

Employer Background

Industry Pharmaceutical manufacturing
Established in Canada 1970
Parent company H.I.G Capital
Parent company head office Miami, FL, United States
Major Canadian hiring locations Charlottetown PE, Windsor NS
Full-time employees in Canada 537
Full-time employees worldwide 540
Workforce engaged on a contract basis 3%
Average age of employees in Canada 35 years
Longest serving employee 42 years

Physical Workplace Rating: B+

Editorial note due to the pandemic, some workplace amenities may be temporarily unavailable
Commuter amenities free parking, secure/sheltered bicycle parking, nearby bike sharing station
Workplace features head office consists of manufacturing suites, laboratories and corporate offices, the workplace features telecommuter workstations, sit-stand workstations, nap room, religious observance room, self-serve lunchroom, outdoor patio, discounts at local restaurants, and an outdoor games area with washer toss and bean bag toss
Employee lounge amenities music, television, Confederation Centre of the Arts

Work Atmosphere & Communications Rating: B

Employee social committee name Social Committee (est. 1975)
Past social events golf tournament, Winterfest, PEI Marathon, appreciation cookie day, Biovectrathon race, World Mental Health Day, tree planting, curling
Cultural aspects casual dress (e.g. jeans) daily, music while working, employee sports teams
Employee communications company newsletter, traditional/email suggestion box

Financial Benefits & Compensation Rating: B+

Outside salary surveys participates in outside salary surveys every 12 months
Employee salary reviews individual salaries are reviewed every 12 months
Long-term savings defined-contribution (DC) pension
Long-term planning retirement planning assistance, phased-in retirement work options, life & disability insurance
Year-end bonuses available to all employees
Referral bonuses (max) new employee referral bonuses (up to $1,000) for some positions
Signing bonuses available for some positions
Additional financial benefits corporate discount program (e.g. retail, services, travel, etc.)

Health & Family-Friendly Benefits Rating: B+

Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 50% of the premiums
Minimum hours worked for coverage 20 hours per week
Waiting period there is no waiting period for coverage
Family coverage option yes
Retiree coverage option up to 75 years of age
Dental coverage routine, restorative, orthodontics
Paid sick days employees receive 6 days off each year
Health plan includes traditional coverage (e.g. prescription drugs), employee assistance (EAP) plan, semi-private hospital room, physiotherapy, medical travel insurance, medical equipment and supplies, massage therapy, nutrition planning, podiatrist, osteopathy, chiropractor, alternative coverage (e.g. acupuncture, naturopathy), virtual healthcare services
Health spending account up to $400 each year
Wellness spending account up to $250 each year
Additional health plan information unlimited coverage for mental health practitioners
Additional health and wellness initiatives mental health committee, participates in Bell Let's Talk and Not Myself Today campaigns
Maternity top-up (mothers) up to 85% of salary for 15 weeks
Parental top-up (fathers) up to 85% of salary for 5 weeks
Adoption top-up up to 85% of salary for 5 weeks
Additional family-friendly benefits academic scholarships of up to $1,000 per child
Flexible work options flexible work hours, shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), compressed work week, telecommuting

Vacation & Personal Time-Off Rating: B-

Vacation allowance new employees receive 2 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Vacation jump vacation increases after 3 years of employment
Maximum vacation allowance employees move to a maximum of 5 weeks of vacation over their career
Previous experience considers previous work experience when setting annual vacation for new employees
Paid holiday shutdown during the Christmas to New Year's holiday break, employees receive an additional 1 day off
Unpaid leave of absence option yes

Employee Engagement & Performance Rating: A

Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 12 months
Managers receive performance review training yes
Confidential employee feedback employees can also provide confidential feedback on their manager's performance
Exit interview exit interview option is available for departing employees
Performance recognition individual performance bonuses, on-the-spot rewards, long-service awards, tailored and unique rewards (e.g. travel)
In-house survey period in-house surveys are conducted every 24 months
Outside survey period outside consultant surveys are held every 12 months

Training & Skills Development Rating: A+

Career planning in-house career planning services
In-house training initiatives apprenticeship/skilled trades programs, mentoring, in-house training, online training, subsidies for professional accreditation
Related tuition subsidies employer covers up to 100% of tuition per year
Unrelated tuition subsidies employer covers up to 100% of tuition per year for courses unrelated to current position

Community Involvement Rating: B+

Scope of charitable involvement local, national
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities, employees receive paid time off to volunteer
Total employee volunteer hours (on company time) over 40 hours last year
Total number of charities supported last year approximately 37 charitable and community organizations were supported last year
Some of the community organizations supported Holland College Foundation, Canadian Mental Health Association
Community highlight BIOVECTRA focuses its charitable efforts on educational initiatives as well as local sports teams.

The Career Directory

BIOVECTRA has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
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Highlights for New Grads

Industry Pharmaceutical manufacturing
Full-time employees in Canada 501 to 750
Parent company H.I.G Capital
Parent company head office Miami, FL, United States
Major Canadian hiring locations Charlottetown PE, Windsor NS
Student opportunities summer jobs, co-op opportunities
Training subsidies for professional accreditation, orientation program, online training, in-house training, mentoring, in-house career planning services
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Starting salary $45K to $50K
Work benefits health benefits for new employees, flexible work hours, telecommuting, employees receive paid time off to volunteer
Vacation allowance new employees receive 2 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

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